About Mares Proton 12 Regulator

FIRST STAGE

The historic tried-and-tested first stage A diaphragm design featuring the DFC (Dynamic Flow Control) system for dynamically balancing the pressure drop during the inhalation phase Replaceable high-pressure valve seat in stainless steel
Chrome and nickel-plated body protected by a shockproof elastomer cover with a new design Four LP low-pressure ports and two HP ports for connecting a pressure gauge or the transmitting unit of an air integrated computer



SECOND STAGE

Light weight, ruggedness, high performance and simple construction These are the distinguishing features of this brand new and ultra-compact second stage Two-component body for a unique look, coupled with superior mechanical characteristics
Integrated VAD by-pass system, for effortless, natural breathing under all conditions Coverplate with ultra-light alloy ring, anodized and incorporating the "mesh-grid" system for maximum performance "Super-soft" hose and a new orthodontic mouthpiece for unparalleled comfort

The Mares Proton 12 Regulator is commonly used for Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Mares Proton 12 Regulator is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Recreational Diver among others. One reason why the Mares Proton 12 Regulator is popular is because of its Comfortable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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Mares Proton 12 Regulator Features

  • MESH GRID
    Coverplate design, which disperses the water flow around the 2nd stage diaphragm, reducing the likelihood of free-flow. The calibrated holes allow a large amount of water to flow through while simultaneously reducing undesirable dynamic effects, even when swimming against a strong current.
  • DFC DYNAMIC FLOW CONTROL
    Mares' first stages feature the exclusive DFC (Dynamic Flow Control) system, which minimizes the intermediate pressure drop during the inhalation phase, thereby considerably improving regulator performance in terms of breathing effort and inhalation resistance.
  • ULTRA-LIGHT
    The second stage body, molded from high strength technopolymers, is over molded with a special elastomer that gives a the Proton it unique look in addition to high abrasion resistance.
  • VAD
    - The unique Mares patented V.A.D. (Vortex Assisted Design) system. This system is unique and allows smooth breathing at all depths and its operating principle is very simple. The air coming from the hose passes through the second stage valve and is conveyed directly to the mouthpiece through the by-pass tube.

Mares Proton 12 Regulator Specifications

1'St Stage Type
Balanced Diaphragm
Lp Ports
4
Hp Ports
2
Adjustable 2'Nd Stage
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Nitrox Compatible
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  • Comfortable (4)
  • Adjustable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Warm water (6)
    • Recreation (5)
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    4.0

    Very nice

    By Gerry

    from W. Babylon, NY

    About Me Recreational Diver

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    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Effortless Breathing
    • Nitrox Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Proton 12 Regulator:

      My wife experiences jaw fatigue easly, but not with this regulator. It does sqeal a bit in shallower (<30ft) water, but no biggie.

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      4.0

      Works well

      By Scubydoo

      from Texas

      About Me Beginner, Recreational Diver

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      Pros

      • Easy Breathing

      Cons

      • Causes Jaw Fatigue
      • Small mouth piece

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Proton 12 Regulator:

      I am happy with it, but plan to change the mouthpiece. When I turn my head, it trys to come out of my mouth. My neck was sore after 2 45 minute dives. I hope to change out the mouthpiece with one of the custom fit pieces that you heat up and bite. It came with the Mares 2 package that I bought, and I really wanted to trade it out for the scubapro R295, but it cost too much to do so so I stuck with the Mares.

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      4.0

      Great Regulator

      By WHP 193

      from Douglas Wyoming

      About Me Recreational Diver

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      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Proton 12 Regulator:

        Nice regulator. My wife has one also and usually suffers from jaw pain after a dive but not with this regulator.

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        5.0

        Great Regulator

        By WHP 193

        from Douglas Wyoming

        About Me Recreational Diver

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        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Mares Proton 12 Regulator:

          Just a great regulator for a beginner or any diver. Used it the first time on my last trip to Cozumel. My wife has one also and usually complains of jaw pain. She had no problems with this regulator.

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          4.0

          It takes a "Licking" and keeps "Ticking"

          By Simonsan

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Divemaster

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          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Proton 12 Regulator:

            It speaks for itself.

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            Shopper  Is it balanced and nitrox ready.
            LeisurePro S  This regulator is a balanced diaphragm regulator, but is not Nitrox ready. Check out Mares' Rebel 12 which is balanced and Nitrox ready.
            Shopper  Is this nitox compatible?
            LeisurePro S  No. The Mares Rebel 12 is fully Nitrox compatible.
            Shopper  im looking at the mares proton 12 regulator, can you put a swivel on it.
            LeisurePro S  Yes you can put one on
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